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Tickets on Sale for ‘The Greatest Gala on Earth’

January 31, 2014

Come one, come all, tickets are now on sale for South Jersey’s premier fundraising event. The Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala’s 31st annual dining extravaganza is planned for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13, at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. With the theme “The Greatest Gala on Earth,” the 2014 Gala will feature a vintage carnival atmosphere and spectacular feast.

The annual event celebrates food with hors d’oeuvres prepared by students at the Academy of Culinary Arts and the house specialties of 40 of the area’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience. An elegant dessert reception, co-organized by Chef Deborah Pellegrino of Caesars Entertainment and Chef Tree McCann of the Academy of Culinary Arts, will complete the evening’s festivities.

Each year hundreds of guests attend the Gala, which also features several genres of live music, including Don’t Call Me Francis, The FM Band and Lenny Mitchell. Performance ice sculptor Peter Slavin, an Academy of Culinary Arts graduate and owner of Fear No Ice Philly, will take the stage during the cocktail reception.

The event has raised nearly $3 million for scholarships since 1984. All Gala proceeds benefit student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.

For more information, contact Torrina Bennett-Michael at (609) 463-4672, or visit